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5 years have passed since the death of Stephen Hawking: these were the 10 phrases that marked his legacy

Considered one of the smartest people on the planet, Stephen Hawking has also been compared to Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton.

This March, March 14, marks the fifth anniversary of the death in 2018, in Cambridge (England), of the famous theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, cosmologist and scientific popularizer Stephen Hawking. He was 76 years old.

Considered one of the ten most intelligent people on the planet, with an intelligence quotient of 160, the author of ‘A Brief History of Time’ held the same chair of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009. Isaac Newton. to be taught

His main work was to contribute, together with Roger Penrose, theorems about the singularities of space-time within the context of general relativity. And the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, known today as Hawking radiation.

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Hawking defied doctors’ predictions that he would only live a few years from an atypical form of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a disease that attacks the motor neurons responsible for controlling voluntary movement and left him in a wheelchair.

The disease gradually left him paralyzed, only able to communicate through a computer that interpreted facial expressions.

10 Phrases Stephen Hawking Marked His Legacy

Among his many considerations, 10 stands out as a summary of the thought and vision he had of the world and the universe.

1. “We run out of space and only through space can we go to other worlds”

2. “We are an advanced species of apes on a planet smaller than the average star. But we can understand the universe. That’s what makes us special.”

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3. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to changes.”

4. “There is no one true picture.”

5. “I think that extraterrestrial life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is not so common. Some say he still appears on Earth.”

6. “If you understand the Universe, you somehow control it.”

7. “No one can resist a weak idea.”

8. “As horrible as 9/11 was, it does not threaten the safety of the human race like nuclear weapons.”

9. “The past, like the future, is indefinite and only a spectrum of possibilities.”

10. “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”

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